Stupid-Easy Recipe for Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings) (#1 Top-Rated)


Gyoza – Japanese pan -fried dumplings filled with ground pork and veggies with a simple dipping sauce. They make a great dinner and freeze really well for later.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings).

1. Info for Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings)

  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Servings: 50

2. Ingredients for Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings)

  • 50 Gyoza Wrappers
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil (per batch of gyoza)
  • 1/4 cup water (per batch of gyoza)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (per batch of gyoza)
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 2 1/2 cups cabbage (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup green onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 inch ginger (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp sake
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar

3. Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the filling until well blended. Filling Ingredients: 3/4 lb ground pork, 2 1/2 cups cabbage, 1/4 cup green onions, 1 clove garlic, 1 inch ginger, 1 Tbsp sake, 1 Tbsp sesame oil, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper.
  2. To fill the dumplings, start by putting a small amount of filling into the center of your wrapper. About 2 teaspoons.
  3. Next dip your finger in water and wet the outside 1/4 inch of the wrapper all the way around.
  4. While holding the wrapper, fold it in half over the filling. Then, starting at one edge, use your thumb and forefinger to make pleats about 1/4 inch apart.
  5. Once you make one pleat, press down gently to seal the dough together, and move onto the next one. In the end you will have about 6 pleats from one end to the other.
  6. Place the dumpling on a lined baking sheet, gently pressing down to flatten the bottom. This is what will get browned while you are cooking them.
  7. To cook the dumplings, pour 1 Tbsp vegetable oil into a large non-stick skillet and heat over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, arrange the dumplings in the pan. For a batch of gyoza, you can fit 8-12 dumplings in the pan, depending on the size.
  8. Cook for about 3 minutes until the bottoms are starting to turn golden brown.
  9. Pour 1/4 cup water into the pan and cover to steam for 3-4 minutes, until the water is evaporated.
  10. Drizzle 1 tsp sesame oil around the pan and cook for an additional 3 minutes until the gyoza are golden brown and crispy on the bottom.
  11. Remove from the pan and serve.
  12. To make the dipping sauce, mix together 2 Tbsp soy sauce and 2 Tbsp rice vinegar.

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